Saffron Walden toast success in Tucker Gardner Division One but defeated in T20 Cup semi-finals

PUBLISHED: 10:46 16 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:46 16 June 2016

Cameron Taylor took two wickets but Saffron Walden were beaten

Cameron Taylor took two wickets but Saffron Walden were beaten

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Saffron Walden CC suffered a mixed weekend in league and cup action.

In the East Anglian Premier League National T20 Cup Group D last four, Walden bowled first against Mildenhall.

Mildenhall’s opening batsmen quickly piled on the runs with Joe Reed making 68.

Backed up by Peter Worthington’s 29, the opposition ended their innings on 185-3.

Walden began their reply but after just two overs the game was stopped for rain,

On their return Walden made a slow start to their innings, losing two wickets by the fourth over.

However, Ben Harris came into bat at number four and increased the run rate dramatically with an incredible 94 runs off just 54 balls.

He was unfortunate to be caught in the 18th over but Walden’s batsman continued in determined fashion to equal Mildenhall’s 185 leaving the match tied.

Nevertheless, with Mildenhall losing fewer wickets than Walden, they went through to the final against Cambridge Granta.

Mildenhall were crowned overall winners beating Granta by 22 runs.

The previous day, in Tucker Gardner Division One action, Walden batted first at the Anglo American Playing Fields setting a great score of 288-7 to beat.

Alec Smith scored a solid 93 and Alex Morley made 50.

Histon took to the crease but lost wickets quickly with Walden’s pace and spin bowlers dominating.

The visitors were dismissed for 166.

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